Farming Rural 19

Dixie Jean (Dismukes) DeVries

January 1, 1939 ~ November 30, 2021 (age 82)


Dixie Jean DeVries, 82, of St. Joseph passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at her home.

There was a private gathering of family at Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Hwy, Bridgman and a graveside service took place at Hickory Bluff Cemetery, Stevensville. Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeshore Christian Church 5565 Washington Ave. St Joseph, MI 49085. Condolences accepted at

Jean was born January 1, 1939 in Detroit, the daughter of the late William and Catherine (Hinson) Dismukes. On December 17, 1960 she married Robert DeVries and he preceded her in death in June, 2021. Together with her husband and family they tended to the farm on Cleveland Avenue. She loved bowling, teaching 4-H, crocheting, but most of all, she loved her family.

Survivors include her children: Robert (Debbie) DeVries and James DeVries; daughters: Lori (John) Schmaltz and Linda (Jerry) Oetman; ten grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by siblings: Joan Ray and William Dismukes. 

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